Wake Forest University announced this week that a student is no longer enrolled there after posting a video in which she referred to her residential adviser with a racial slur. Just days before, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa expelled a student after she posted a video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day repeating and defending her earlier use of a racial slur.

In both cases, the institutions came out quickly and forcefully against the students’ conduct and the language in the videos. Those successive, similar situations suggest that such incidents have become more common with the use of social media and that colleges’ responses to them are getting swifter and firmer….

Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education.